23 April 2001 (V.S. 2057, Chaitra Vad 30) Monday, Muscat
The evening assembly was held at the Krishna Mandir hall. The president of the Hindu Mahajan and renowned Shri Kanakshi Khimji offered a shawl and honored Swamishri. The assembly agenda of discourses, bhajans and Swamishri's blessings delighted the audience.
24 April 2001 (V.S. 2057, Vaishakh Sud 1) Tuesday, Muscat
At 5.05pm, Swamishri was welcomed at the palace of H.E. Syed Saif Bin Hamed Bin Saud Al-Busaidi, the Minister of the Royal Court of Oman (Diwan) and one of the close ministers of Sultan Kaboos of Oman.
H.E. Syed Saif gave a warm handshake to Swamishri, sadhus, Kanakshi Khimji, Ajitbhai Hamlai, Bakulbhai Mehta, Dilipbhai Mehta and others.
During the dailogue, Swamishri praised the law and order and peace prevailing in the country.
H.E. Syed Saif responded, "We thank God for peace in our country and we take care of foreigners residing here. We have old ties with Indians, so we do not treat them as foreigners."
H.E. Syed was further impressed on hearing about the BAPS socio-spiritual activities, London mandir, earthquake relief work and Akshardham monument.
After the 25 minute meeting, Swamishri blessed him and wished him well. On presenting the decorative Amrut Kalash, H.E. Syed Saif was elated and thanked Swamishri.
In the evening assembly, Shri Suresh Virmani, a noted industrialist of Oman, praised the BAPS earthquake activities. Swamishri then blessed him.
25 April 2001 (V.S. 2057, Vaishakh Sud 2) Wednesday, Muscat
At 11.45 am, Swamishri departed from Muscat and arrived in Mumbai at 3.30 pm (IST).